Buy now in paperback: from this siteAmazonDress Circle (signed) or download for your eBook: KindleIPADNook and Other formats

It’s your personal director. Every artiste needs to know where they can improve and what they should be working on. Having Cabaret Secrets on your ebook reader is the next best thing to taking your director with you, wherever you go.

Save years of hard work. We never stop learning but there are shortcuts. Cabaret Secrets gives you a fast track to success. I share everything I know so you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did.

Save money. If I only knew these secrets when I first started out 20 years ago I would have saved £1000s on bad musical arrangements, £1000s on wasted publicity and £1000s recording CDs that sounded terrible. With Cabaret Secrets you can get it right first time.

Amazing advice from the best in the business. Learn from cabaret stars like Michael Feinstein, Steve Ross, Marta Sanders and Marlena Shaw. I asked them insider questions about how they decide which songs to sing, how they script their shows and the best lessons they’ve learned. Dozens of great pros were happy to share their secrets with me, so I could share them with you.

Practical advice you can use. Cabaret Secrets is packed with sensible, practical advice. As someone who’s been doing it for a long time, I know the hurdles and challenges a newcomer will face. I tell you what you need to know about writing a lighting cue sheet, making a PA specification and how to choose a recording studio. I even tell you what to pack for a gig on a cruise ship!


There are over 80 free Cabaret Secrets Podcasts covering everything from how to talk to an audience, creating a show, buying musical arrangements, finding an agent and more. Listen on iTunes now.

Please note that the Cabaret Secrets Podcast has temporarily disappeared from iTunes. I am working them to try and fix this. In the meantime you can listen to them all here, on this site.

Reviews and Testimonials

“Williams’s attention to detail is all that you would expect from the author of Cabaret Secrets, a fascinating insider’s handbook on how to nurture an audience for the kind of classic songbook fare that struggles to make itself heard in a world obsessed with The X Factor.” Clive Davis, The Times

“It’s a most tremendous achievement. This book is great for anybody who’s been in the business a long time or who is a newcomer. It’s helpful on so many levels. Everybody in cabaret should be read it” Michael Roulston – Musician, cabaret performer and producer.

“Your fabulous book will be my bible in the coming weeks as I get my act together and take it to the Hippodrome” Liz Robertson, West End star

“Gary Williams’ book is a godsend for singers. It’s not only a bible for aspiring performers, but also helps pros focus in ways they might not have previously considered. It’s a must-read whether you sing jazz, pop, rock, opera or cabaret. His secrets are worth their weight in gold!” Harold Sanditen – Cabaret Artiste and host of the Crazy Coqs Open Mic

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Buy now in paperback: on this siteAmazon, Dress Circle (signed) or download for your eBook: Kindle, IPAD, Nook and Other formats